NFL Cancels Pro Bowl Due to COVID-19

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Photo by Scott Kinser/CSM/Shutterstock (10464725bi)

For the first time since 1949, the NFL will not be hosting its annual Pro Bowl game because of obvious concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The league’s primary focus right now is to try to get through the entire season and postseason with minimal impact by the coronavirus.

So far, the NFL has done a decent job playing during a pandemic, but there have been several hiccups along the road through the first five weeks of the 2020 season.

A total of 12 games have been postponed or reschedule so far and there have been a total of 11 teams that have reported positive COVID-19 cases among their players and staff.

The team that was most impacted was the Tenessee Titans, who had one game rescheduled and one postponed after more than 20 players and personnel tested positive.

The league announced that the 2022 Pro Bowl will be held in Las Vegas, the city that was supposed to host it this year in its brand new Allegiant Stadium.

Even though there won’t be a Pro Bowl game, there will still be Pro Bowl teams and fans are still encouraged to participate in voting and celebrating the achievements of their favorite players.

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